Every time a person loses a pregnancy, she loses that child. And when she doesn’t have any living children, she also loses the dream of being a mother.
I’ve heard the consolation “at least you know you can get pregnant” many times. Here’s why it’s not helpful but actually quite hurtful and what to say instead.
Since my son’s was stillborn, ten of my friends have announced pregnancies. Many of them have told me that they feel bad that they are pregnant and I’m not, that they feel guilty about how unfair it is that they are getting a baby or another baby before I get a living one. This is my letter to those beautiful mamas.
Here are five questions you need to stop asking the pregnant women that you know or meet. They are strange, personal questions. You never know what someone’s journey with pregnancy has been. And it’s never your right to know. So, please, stop asking.
October 15 is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. Getting pregnant and staying pregnant are not easy things. You never know what someone’s journey with pregnancy has been. So stop asking these questions that may unintentionally cause hurt.
Eight in every 1000 births in Canada are stillbirths. What is stillbirth? It is the loss of a pregnancy after 20 weeks.